While many diners are familiar with Fogo de Chão and the establishment being one of New York City’s premier churrascaria restaurants, it is the new revamped Bar Fogo menu that is one to not take a second guess in trying. The Knockturnal was on hand to celebrate and taste some of the restaurant’s newest offerings from the Bar Fogo menu at an intimate launch party on Thursday at the New York City location.
The feel of the upscale churrascaria is casual in which the CEO Barry McGowan stated, “For over 40 years we’ve been known for creating lively, memorable experiences for our guests during every occasion. Our refreshed Bar Fogo menu provides our guests another way to discover something new with an elevated bar experience to relax with a craft cocktail, a glass of premium South American wine and smaller shareable plates, perfect for date night or a happy hour gathering.”
As guest arrived staff within the bar served generous samplings of the new menu items including: Lobster & Shrimp Tacos, Saucy Legs, Queijo Assado and Gaucho-Style Hummus. The tacos come three per serving wrapped in Napa Cabbage with lobster and shrimp blended together with citrus aioli, shredded slaw and peppers. The Saucy Legs are chicken legs marinaded in cognac finished with Brazilian BBQ sauce and accompanied by Pão de Queijo crispies which go great with the Queijo Assado fire grilled Brazilian Cheese bites with a side of malagueta pepper honey. Typically it is hard to find hummus topped with meat but the hummus offering is topped with picanha.
The delicious Bar Fogo foods were complemented with a choice to try one of the new cocktail additions which include: Desert Rose which is a Patron Silver and Aperol blended drink if you prefer a tequila based cocktail or Jorge’s Sour which blends Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Licor 43 and Fogo Silver Cachaça mixed with fresh lemon and honey, topped with Jorjão Malbec if bourbon,cachaca and red wine are more your taste, Samba Squeeze Martini made with Grey Goose is a vodka based offering for vodka martini fans, and the VSOP Sidecar made with Remy Martin is right for those who enjoy a nice cognac cocktail, and lastly Basil Gimlet. Along with new cocktail creations are new spins on classic cocktails like Old Fashioned, Manhattan and Martini. Diners can enjoy the cocktails and premium South American wines during All-Day Happy Hour in the dining room, Bar Fogo area and on the patio every day of the week.
Also on the Bar Fogo menu is the $8 Picanha Burger for a full taste of the signature Picanha which is as good as the all you can eat churrasco outside the Bar Fogo area.